Bloodstock have announced four more bands for 2018, headed by Swedish black metal band Watain.
Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive.
Frontman Erik Danielsson says: “Our last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the Bloodstock crowd. Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May all those that doubt be impaled upon them.”
Look out for Watain’s long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!
Atlanta aggrotech outfit, Combichrist join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday. The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ which landed in 2016.
German power metallers, Orden Ogan also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday. The band released ‘Gunmen’, their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, Memoriam. Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, Memoriam’s pedigree is high. The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, ‘For The Fallen’ released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year.
These new additions join Friday night headliners, Judas Priest, Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish along with Emperor, DevilDriver and Nails for Bloodstock 2018.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th – 12th August 2018.
Keep up to date with the very latest information on Bloodstock Open Air 2018 via the official website www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Check out the official music video for ‘Nuclear Alchemy’ from Watain’s new album ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ due for release 5th January 2018.
Click here to learn more about Watain.